Latest Pashtun tribes Stories

2008-07-26 06:00:14

Excerpt from report headlined "Taleban commander released on bail" by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 26 July Lakki Marwat [North-West Frontier Province], 25 July: A local Taleban commander has been released on bail. According to sources, Qari Sarfraz, who belonged to Giankhel tribe of Afghanistan, was set free on the orders of a court. He was arrested by Serai Naurang police on 19 May last year and kept in sub- jail, Lakki Marwat, the sources said. [Passage omitted] Originally...

2006-04-21 18:59:25

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's a Nubian tribe, the word for "rose" in Persian, the "sun" in Sanskrit and, oh yes, it's also an obscure variation on the Hebrew name Sarah and refers to form of an Alpaca's wool. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may have gotten more than they bargained for naming their daughter Suri when she was born on Tuesday, according to language expert Paul JJ Payack, head of the Global Language Monitor, a group that studies word use. Payack said he found at least five...

2005-06-30 21:34:31

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer for an Afghan tribal leaderaccused of being a leading drug trafficker said on Thursday hisclient's arrest in New York was politically motivated and aimedat weakening his tribe as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. Bashir Noorzai was arrested in April after being identifiedby President Bush as one of the world's most-wanted drugtraffickers. Noorzai was indicted on charges he conspired to import morethan $50 million worth of heroin into...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.